Parliament Budget Session Live Updates: PM Modi's Last Parliament Address Before 2024 Polls

Parliament Budget Session Live Updates: The session, the last of the 17th Lok Sabha, started on January 31 and is scheduled to conclude today.

Parliament Budget Session Live Updates: PM Modi's Last Parliament Address Before 2024 Polls

Parliament Budget Session 2024 LIVE: The session will conclude today

Parliament Budget Session 2024 LIVE Updates:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the House - his last speech in Parliament before the 2024 elections.

The Lok Sabha today discussed the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya. BJP MP Satya Pal Singh initiated the discussion and said that Lord Ram belongs to everyone and not Hindus alone. He also said the construction of the temple was "historic".

"I am fortunate to get the opportunity to speak about the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya and the Pran Pratishtha of Lord Ram on January 22 inside the Parliament," Mr Singh said in Lok Sabha.

In Rajya Sabha, the lawmakers discussed the "White Paper on the Indian Economy" and its impact on the lives of the people of the country.

The Budget session of Parliament, the last of the 17th Lok Sabha, started with the address by President Droupadi Murmu to the joint sitting of two Houses on January 31. It is scheduled to conclude today.

Here are the live updates on the Parliament's Budget Session:

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Feb 10, 2024 19:31 (IST)
Jagdeep Dhankhar Pulls Up Jairam Ramesh, Says He Doesn't Deserve To Be In Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar pulled up Jairam Ramesh for his remarks against RLD chief Jayant Singh, saying the Congress MP does not deserve to be in the Upper House of Parliament for his misconduct. Mr Dhankhar's decision to allow Jayant Singh to speak in the House on the Bharat Ratna honour for his grandfather and former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh drew sharp protest from the Congress, leading to a heated exchange of words between the opposition and treasury benches. During this, Jairam Ramesh made certain comments. However, these could not be heard amid the uproar.
Feb 10, 2024 19:25 (IST)
Parliamentarians Call 17th Lok Sabha "Historic"
Several members of the 17th Lok Sabha hailed the tenure as "historic" and recalled Article 370, triple talaq, Ram temple, and the new Parliament building as the highlights, reported news agency PTI.
Feb 10, 2024 18:59 (IST)
Rajya Sabha Adjourned Sine Dine
The Rajya Sabha was adjourned sine die on Saturday, marking the conclusion of the Budget session of Parliament. The Budget session, the last before the Lok Sabha elections due in April-May, began on January 31.

Feb 10, 2024 17:40 (IST)
"Our Elections Will Increase World's Respect For India": PM
"Our elections will increase the world's respect for our country. I want to thank all the members. Due to several interesting attacks on us, our inner strength emerged. This House will keep inspiring us and with this faith, I want to thank everyone," PM Modi said.
Feb 10, 2024 17:38 (IST)
"COVID-19 Impacted Us For Over A Year": PM Modi
"COVID-19 impacted us for nearly one-and-a-half years. We did good work but also lost some of our colleagues," PM Modi said. 
Feb 10, 2024 17:35 (IST)
"We Gave Transgenders An Identity": PM Modi
"We focused on the marginalised people. The poor got free injections during the pandemic. We brought the Transgender Act. We gave transgenders an identity. Nearly 17,000 got identity cards. We gave Padma awards to transgenders," PM Modi said.
Feb 10, 2024 17:34 (IST)
"Removed 60 Unnecessary Laws For Ease Of Business": PM
"We removed over 60 unnecessary laws. This was necessary to facilitate ease of business. Some laws meant that jails should be filled at all times. We trusted our citizens and this Lok Sabha worked towards that. Through the Jan Vishwas Act, we decriminalized several laws. We worked to solve disputes outside court," PM Modi said.
Feb 10, 2024 17:32 (IST)
"Worked Towards Minimum Government, Maximum Governance": PM
"On the financial front, several compliances were a burden to the citizens. We worked towards minimum government and maximum governance," PM Modi said.
Feb 10, 2024 17:31 (IST)
"Working Towards Reforms Related To Space": PM Modi
"The kind of challenges the world is facing, reforms related to space were very important and we are working towards that," PM Modi said.
Feb 10, 2024 17:30 (IST)
"Secured Whole Generation": PM On Data Protection Bill
"The whole world is talking about data. By bringing the data protection bill, we have secured the whole generation. It's a tool for our youth. There are also guidelines in it on how to use data," PM Modi said.
Feb 10, 2024 17:26 (IST)
PM Modi On National Research Foundation
"No government can function without innovation. This House formed a legal framework to promote innovation - National Research Foundation. Due to this, our country can become a global hub for research and innovation work," PM Modi said.
Feb 10, 2024 17:22 (IST)
"Helped End Injustice Of Generations": PM Modi On Triple Talaq
"The court ordered in favor of the Muslim women but they couldn't enjoy the benefit of it. This Lok Sabha helped end the injustice of generations," PM Modi said about ending triple talaq.
Feb 10, 2024 17:20 (IST)
PM Speaks About Big Reforms Achieved
"Many reforms, that were game-changers, happened during this year. The country is moving towards a change. Works that many generations were waiting for happened in this Lok Sabha. Many generations dreamed of one Constitution but this house scrapped Article 370. People who had a role in creating the Constitution must be blessing us today.  The people of Kashmir were distant from social justice. Today, we took it to them. We made tough laws to fight terrorism. The new House witnessed a big reform - Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam," PM Modi said.
Feb 10, 2024 17:18 (IST)
MPs' Skill, Awareness Led To Nearly 90% Productivity Of Lok Sabha: PM Modi
"Your skill and the members' awareness led to nearly 90% productivity of the 17th Lok Sabha. But we should pledge that our productivity should be more than 100 percent. In the first session, both Houses passed 30 bills. The whole country celebrated its 75th year of Independence and the members have a big role to play in it," PM Modi said.
Feb 10, 2024 17:11 (IST)
"You Took Major Step To Connect Students With House Proceedings": PM Thanks MPs
"You organised essay and oratory competitions on the biggest personalities. You took a major step to connect the students with the House proceedings. You opened the Parliament Library to common citizens. This is a big service and I want to thank you for that," PM Modi said.
Feb 10, 2024 17:09 (IST)
"Every State Demonstrated India's Strength": PM On G20 Presidency
"India got the presidency of G20. Every state demonstrated the strength of the country and the identity of the state in front of the world. And, under your leadership, P20 took place," PM Modi said.
Feb 10, 2024 17:07 (IST)
"Everyone Said We Needed A New Building": PM On New Parliament
"Everyone said that we needed a new building. Everyone wanted it but there was never a decision on it. We decided on it and owing to that we are sitting in the new Parliament today," PM Modi said.
Feb 10, 2024 17:06 (IST)
PM Thanks MPs For Donating 30% Of Salary To Country During Pandemic
"I want to thank members that during that challenging time, you decided to donate 30% of your salary to help the country. The members used to draw flak about the rates at your canteen. And then we decided to go for the same rates. And you never protested. I want to thank you all for that," PM Modi said.
Feb 10, 2024 17:02 (IST)
PM Modi Thanks Speaker For Handling Difficult Situations
"I want to specially thank the Speaker. You always keep smiling. Whatever happens here, nothing fades your smile. You behaved in an honest and balanced manner in difficult situations. Even when faced with accusations, you handled it sensibly. I want to thank you for this," PM Modi said. "In these 5 years, humanity faced the biggest challenge. We did whatever we could. We didn't let the country's progress stop. You (the Speaker) handled the House during that challenging time," he added.
Feb 10, 2024 16:59 (IST)
Rare That Performance Is Accompanied By Reforms: PM Modi
It's a rare thing that performance is accompanied by reforms, PM Modi said in Parliament. "Every member of the House had a significant role to play and I want to thank all of you," he added.
Feb 10, 2024 16:08 (IST)
Opposition Walks Out Of Rajya Sabha, CPIM Refuses To Be Part Of Ram Temple Discussion
Opposition parties on Saturday walked out of the Rajya Sabha opposing the BJP government's white paper on the economy, with the CPI(M) also refusing to participate in the discussion on the Ram temple in the House. The Left party said it will not become "party to communalise the political situation".
Feb 10, 2024 15:04 (IST)
Amit Shah also said that many proposals were made to name the Ayodhya airport after Lord Ram. However, PM Modi preferred saint Valmiki and took all sections of society along.
Feb 10, 2024 15:04 (IST)
China Tried To Do What It Did In 1962 But Not An Inch Of Our Land Was Lost: Amit Shah
"China tried to do what it did in 1962. Our leadership displayed resolve and not an inch of India's land was lost," Amit Shah said in Lok Sabha.
Feb 10, 2024 14:49 (IST)
BJP And PM Modi Do What They Say: Amit Shah
Speaking in Lok Sabha, Home Minister Amit Shah said that the BJP and PM Modi do what they say.

"We always stood for Ram temple construction," Mr Shah said.

Feb 10, 2024 14:46 (IST)
The Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya's Ram Mandir showed India's secularism, said Amit Shah. 

"Nowhere else majority community fought legally so long for its faith," he said.
Feb 10, 2024 14:35 (IST)
January 22 Marks End Of Struggle That Began In 1528: Amit Shah In Lok Sabha
Union Home Minister said that January 22 -- when the Ram temple consecration ceremony took place in Ayodhya --  marks the end of a struggle and a movement that began in 1528.

"The fight for justice that started in 1528 ended on this day," he said in Lok Sabha.
Feb 10, 2024 14:33 (IST)
January 22 Will Be Historic Day For Thousands Of Years: Amit Shah
Speaking in Lok Sabha during discussion on Ram temple construction, Amit Shah said that the date January 22 will be a "historic day" for thousands of years.
Feb 10, 2024 14:27 (IST)
Parliament Budget Session 2024 LIVE Updates: Amit Shah Speaks On Ram Temple In Lok Sabha
Feb 10, 2024 14:17 (IST)
"Won't Tolerate Insult To Charan Singh": Vice President Slams Congress
Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar hit out at the opposition benches saying "you virtually insulted Chaudhary Charan Singh, you insulted his legacy."
Feb 10, 2024 13:32 (IST)
Parliament Budget Session 2024 LIVE Updates: Left MPs Boycott Rajya Sabha Proceedings
All Left Party MPs have decided to boycott the proceedings of Rajya Sabha for the day.
Feb 10, 2024 13:06 (IST)
Parliament Budget Session LIVE Updates: Union Minister Anurag Thakur Wears "Namo Hattrick" Hoodie To Parliament
Union Minister Anurag Thakur wore a "Namo Hattrick" hoodie to the Parliament today.

"PM Modi will get a Hattrick and make India the third largest economy of the world," he told reporters on the Parliament premises.
Feb 10, 2024 12:04 (IST)
Parliament Budget Session 2024 LIVE Updates: RLD's Jayant Chaudhary Praises PM Modi
A day after his grandfather Charan Singh was awarded Bharat Ratna, RLD MP Jayant Chaudhary praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rajya Sabha.

"The working style of the present government also has a glimpse of the thoughts of Chaudhary Charan Singh," he said. 
Feb 10, 2024 12:00 (IST)
Parliament Budget Session LIVE Updates: Lok Sabha Continues Discussion On Ayodhya Ram Temple
Feb 10, 2024 11:59 (IST)
Parliament Budget Session 2024 LIVE Updates: Discussion On 'White Paper' On Indian Economy Underway In Rajya Sabha
Feb 10, 2024 11:54 (IST)
Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar vs Mallikarjun Kharge In Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar lashed out at Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge and other Congress leaders and said they have insulted former prime minister Chaudhary Charan Singh, who as conferred Bharat Ratna yesterday.

"You are hurting every farmer in the country by creating such an environment inside the House on the issue of Chaudhary Charan Singh," he said.
Feb 10, 2024 11:31 (IST)
"Where There Is Ram, There Is Religion": BJP MP During Discussion On Ayodhya Temple
Taking part in the discussion on the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, BJP MP Satya Pal Singh in Lok Sabha said that "where there is Ram, there is religion".

"Those who destroy dharma (religion), are killed and those who protect dharma, are protected," Mr Singh said.
Feb 10, 2024 11:16 (IST)
"Historic" To See Pran Pratishtha At Ram Temple: BJP MP Satya Pal Singh
During the discussion on the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, BJP MP Satya Pal Singh said that he is fortunate to get the opportunity to speak about the "Pran Pratishta". 

"It is historic to see the 'Pran Pratishtha' and offer prayers to Lord Ram at the Ram Janmabhoomi Temple in Ayodhya," he said.
Feb 10, 2024 11:10 (IST)
Discussion On Ram Temple Begins In Lok Sabha
The discussion on the construction of the Ram Temple has started in Lok Sabha.
Feb 10, 2024 09:43 (IST)
Parliament Budget Session: INDIA Bloc Leaders To Meet At Mallikarjun Kharge's Office
The parliamentary leaders of the constituents of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) will meet at Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge's office shortly.
Feb 10, 2024 09:42 (IST)
Congress Issues Whip To Its MPs In Lok Sabha To Ensure Their Presence
The Congress has issued a whip to its MPs in the Lok Sabha to ensure their presence in the House today.

The Opposition party has issued a three-line whip in the Lok Sabha, party sources said.
Feb 10, 2024 08:38 (IST)
Budget Session: Discussion On White Paper On Economy In Rajya Sabha
On the last day of the Budget session, a short-duration discussion on White Paper on the Indian Economy is scheduled in the Rajya Sabha today. 

BJP legislators Sushil Kumar Modi and Prakash Javadekar will raise the discussion informing its impact on the lives of the people of the country.
Feb 10, 2024 07:22 (IST)
Parliament Budget Session LIVE Updates: Lok Sabha To Take Up Discussion On Ayodhya Ram Temple
The Lok Sabha will today have a discussion on the construction of Ayodhya's Ram temple. 

The motion will be moved by BJP MPs Satya Pal Singh, Pratap Chandra Sarangi, and Santosh Pande. 
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